Latest news from Aberglasney House and Gardens in the Tywi Valley


Latest news from Aberglasney House and Gardens in the Tywi Valley -


Aberglasney's Giant Vegetable Competition
(including our own special 'Gardeners Question Time')
- Sunday 5th October
Aberglasney Gardens’ Giant Vegetable Competition will be your chance to see some monstrous vegetables ‘in the flesh’ as growers from near and far come together for the second time at this historic site.
In charge of the official weigh-in will be gardening guru Medwyn Williams MBE.
Even if you don’t plan on entering the competition this year make sure you come along to Aberglasney on the day of judging to enjoy the fruits of other peoples labour. There will also be a special version of ‘Gardeners Question Time’ when a panel of experts including Medwyn Williams and Joseph Atkin will be answering your gardening questions.
Thanks to competition sponsors and renewable energy specialist ‘Good Life’, prizes in each category are well worth competitor’s efforts – 1st prize is £40 or a joint annual membership for Aberglasney worth £65; 2nd prize is £20 or a single annual membership for Aberglasney worth £45; and 3rd prize is a family day ticket for the Gardens (2 adults & 2 children.)
The full list of classes is as follows:
1.Heaviest Individual Marrow
2.Heaviest Individual Pumpkin or Squash
3.Heaviest Individual Cabbage (washed root)
4.Heaviest Individual Beetroot
5.Longest Carrot or Parsnip
6.Longest Runner Bean
7.Ugliest Vegetable in Show
8.Largest Sunflower Head (diameter)
9. Best Junior Exhibit
10.Best Aberglasney Members Exhibit
For entry forms and more information visit our website www.aberglasney.org
Sponsored by Good Life 



Murder Mystery Evening at Aberglasney Mansion
- 1st November at 7:30pm
Join renowned Murder Mystery Company and Orient Express regulars ‘Murder on the Menu’ for a special tour of Aberglasney Mansion, including some of the upstairs rooms not normally accessible to the public. On this tour you are the detectives working to solve the mystery of ‘Silver in the Blood’.
Tickets £25.00 each, including mulled wine and supper.
Booking essential, call us on 01558 668998


Frances Payne Exhibition
- now to 9th October
2014 will be the ninth annual exhibition for Frances at Aberglasney. The gardens and mansion are a perfect setting for her watercolours of plants and insects. Frances is fortunate to live in the beautiful countryside of a farm in rural west Carmarthenshire. From tiny wild violas which grow in the clover meadows to the insects and galls found on an ancient oak tree, there is a never-ending source of subject matter throughout the year.

Aberglasney Restoration Trust, Llangathen, Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH

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